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Ivana Marinac

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  1. Well, it is not CI but as I wear a BTE hearing aid on headband - people used to think it is for hair. They never ever asked themselves if this is so, why I never hold my hair under it. Oh, and when I said to them it is - a hearing aid... - a huge one! I would not be surprised if these people are not people from ENT department....
  2. Ok, I've already wrote this in another section but why not again - June 13th. Not friday however...
  3. Hello people, drainage does not mean it is infected (op place is cleaning itself) - here in my country we do not use hidrogen a lot because it damages skin more than for instance Octenisept: http://www.drugs.com/international/octenisept.html much better thing than hidrogen. I use hidrogen when I have in practice a badly infected wound although from the experience of m9icrobiologists - Octenisept is better.
  4. Hi Janine and Regula, I've tested the BAHA headband, I hear well with it, so I hope it will be better with the BB. I'll see the surgeon the 3 may, so I hope he can operate me, because I can't live anymore like it. Thank you all. Hi Aurelie, I have read your questions. Yes, you can expect that your hearing will be better with BB implanted than BAHA on headband. Bone conduction hearing is much more than listening through the skull bone. I will soon put a topic about technical data of devices we plan to use. For you, as you have a single side deafness if I have suspected well because you use CROS system this could be a substantial improvement. I am not connected with Med-EL - I am a medical doctor but also a BB recipient candidate due to the naturally malformed middle ear. A surgeon in my country is preparing to do this op. It will be slightly different than it is in case most of people hear but I have to say that I am little bit surprised with data that an op lasted 5 hours - my surgeon implant a CI device for an hour and half. Regarding your question - you can wear a device as long as you want. I am wearing a hearing aid on headband since I remember and now, after so many years I can tell - it is not pleasant experience. Constant pressure made some horrible headaches so I prefer to put off my hearing aid during the night. Holding it only if I am on call. I can not say it is big difference to be deaf at all. Sometimes, I prefer to relax a little bit of all sound around me although I enjoy in the world of sound very much. So - you will see what is good for you. Do not bother about this stuff too early.
  5. Hi Frederik, Perhaps forum should be better advertised on their webmail - I have found it only after thorough research each link. Where did you get that information? Seems to me, still little bit too big number.... For instance you are the first in Scandinavia since last August, are there any others? What can your supplier/audiologist say about their satisfaction? The audiologists can not share info between eachother then to me, bacuse of confidentiality. Therefore its impossible for me to get in contact with other BB´s in Sweden, atleast through the audologists. /Fredrik Mmm.... I have to say this is little bit tricky - it is ok respecting somebody else confidential status but maybe people would like to share their experiences... In my country we connect people - of course, if they want but you can find it out by asking, wright?
  6. Hye, I would like to know if you stay at hospital for the operation ? How many days ? Can you work after, or you must stay home, and how many days ? Can you also sleep on the side of BB or not ? Do you feel it ? I hope you will understand, my english is not very good. Thank you. Bon jour! One + a non-english speaker in the topic. I am from Croatia and I can understand you very well. I am still not implanted so I can not answer your question from my own experience. Theoretically, it should not move because a device is fixed with titanium screws. But, process of osseointegration - bone reaction to drill is additional element. Recepient should not feel it because most of device is actually drilled in to the bone and fixed. After that, it is covered up with subcutaneous tissue and fascia. What you may feel is swelling after tissue is cut but this is understandable because tissue need some time to repair itself.
  7. Mmmm.... Something is wrong - very wrong. For instance, FRegula - your last post is not sam in the topic and when you read it as a title of the theme.
  8. Hi Regula, I do speak&write in German - small country...heh.. Can you put a link here? Possibly it will help to others who came here....
  9. Hi Frederik, Perhaps forum should be better advertised on their webmail - I have found it only after thorough research each link. Where did you get that information? Seems to me, still little bit too big number.... For instance you are the first in Scandinavia since last August, are there any others? What can your supplier/audiologist say about their satisfaction?
  10. I have made my observation about handling customers in my topic. Here about external meatal atresia: Yes, reconstructions can be done. There are numerous authors who made their surgical observation but is is not always easy to do. You have to satisfy certain criteria, anathomical at first place. Maybe you could explore some options for your son. According to your words, you have problem with middle ear also but perhaps it is possible to create external opening just to add little bit of air conducted part of transmitted sound in your audiogram. Alone, it could be not enough but with some device... Also, why they proposed to you BB and not Vibrant Soundbridge? Is your middle ear heavy malformed? There is possibility to put VSB on fenestra ovalis - entry gate to cochlea (inner ear). Theoretically, this should be the best possible transmitted sound without loosing sound quality because of destortion at all. I wonder...
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